The former Maharashtra Director General of Police Subodh Kumar Jaiswal on Tuesday was appointed as the new director for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The decision was taken during a high-powered committee led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and comprising Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and Congress Lok Sabha floor leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. He has been appointed as the director of CBI for a period of two years, the Ministry order said.
Jaiswal is a 1985-Batch IPS Officer of Maharashtra cadre, and is currently serving as the Chief of CISF. He has earlier held the positions of Mumbai Police Commissioner and the Maharashtra DGP. He has also held Central Posts, and has had long stints in the Intelligence Bureau and the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). The Central Bureau of Investigation was working without a regular chief for over three months after Rishi Kumar Shukla completed his two-year tenure on February 3. CBI additional director Praveen Sinha, a 1988-Batch IPS Officer of Gujarat cadre, was appointed the acting chief of the agency after Shukla completed his tenure.